Five workers of an international Medical Non-Governmental Organization, Doctors Without Borders have been kidnapped in the Far North region of Cameroon.
Authorities of the organization have confirmed that five of its foreign workers are nowhere to be found.
According to a statement issued by the organization, it says armed men broke into their base in Fotokol, a locality with neighbouring Nigeria.
“Five members of our team were taken away after the break-in. Neither the
Identity nor the motives of the perpetrators are known at this time,” says a statement from the organization
Boko Haram and the so-called Islamic State West Africa Province are known to launch attacks in the area including in the nearby Lake Chad region.
Doctors Without Borders has been helping to assist displaced people and refugees, providing treatment to tens of thousands of people.